Global cybersecurity guru backs Obama's executive order

02/20/2013 | Forbes

President Barack Obama's executive order on cybersecurity represents a critical step toward bolstering U.S. infrastructure defenses and provides a model that should be followed by other countries, said Eugene Kaspersky, founder of Kaspersky Lab and one of the industry's most respected voices on the topic. "The risk to critical infrastructure is real and represents an international challenge that must be addressed by governments and the private sector together," said Kaspersky, who cited cyberattacks such as Stuxnet, Flame, Gauss and Shamoon as evidence of the need for global action.

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